School Tours

School tours are highly engaging and age appropriate learning opportunities for students preschool to college.

Reservations

  • School Tours require advance reservations and should be requested at least four weeks prior to your preferred date. It is recommended that you request your tour as early as possible to secure a reservation. 
  • Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be filled to capacity several months in advance.
  • Bilingual and Spanish Language Tours are available upon request.
  • It is recommended that teachers view the exhibits prior to the class visit
  • Preschools, home schools, youth groups, and camps should contact Jacque Dawson directly to inquire about tour options
  • Washoe County and Douglas County School District receive free busing
  • A confirmation notice will be sent via e-mail within two weeks of your tour request

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CONTACT
Jacque Dawson
Nell J. Redfield School Services Manager

Lead Sponsors

The Hearst Foundations; Switch

Major Sponsors

The Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation; The Nell J. Redfield Foundation

Sponsors

The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation; Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation;
Clarence and Martha Jones Family Foundation; Wells Fargo Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

The Edna B. and Bruno Benna Family Foundation; Marie Crowley Foundation; Dorothy Lemelson;
Marshall R. Matley Foundation; The Sato Foundation; Jack Van Sickle Foundation; Western Nevada Supply

Additional Sponsors

Basin Street Properties; Save Mart; The Charles H. Stout Foundation

Additional Support

Cancer Care Specialists; Costco; Kinder Morgan Foundation

School Tour + Art Lab

The School Tour + Art Lab includes an hour-long interactive, inquiry-based tour facilitated by gallery educators, followed by a related hands-on studio art project. The Art Lab provides essential experiences in hands-on art education and modeling studio habits of mind, focusing on introducing new methods, materials and art making practices through the exploration of STEAM driven content.

  • Ages: Grades K through 12
  • Cost: $5 per student, teachers and chaperons free
  • Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Time: Tours begin as early as 10 am
  • Size: A minimum of 10 students, not to exceed 80 students per visit. One chaperone per 10 students must accompany students at all times.
  • Length: 2 hours

School Tours

Grade-specific school tours are designed to be highly engaging and inquiry-based learning opportunities for preK-12 students. These hour-long interdisciplinary experiences reinforce STEAM based thinking and learning and are aligned with the National Core Art Standards and the Nevada Academic Content Standards.

  • Ages: Grades preK through 12
  • Cost: $3 per student, teachers and chaperones free
  • Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Time: Tours begin as early as 10 am
  • Size: A minimum of 10 students, not to exceed 80 students per visit. One chaperone per 10 students must accompany students at all times.
  • Length: 1 hour

Guided Tours and Self-Guided Experiences for College Students

College and university groups are welcome to request a docent guided tour or self-guided experience, as well as permission to sketch in the galleries. Classes that do not pre-register or schedule their visit in advance will be charged full admission price.

  • Cost: $3 per student
  • Days: Wednesday – Sunday
  • Time: Tours begin as early as 10 am
  • Size: Minimum of 10 students
  • Length: 1 hour